Back Row 561 – 564 | The New Etiquette Rules of 2023 (Week 1)
The New York Times published a near-200 rule-deep Etiquette Guide for 2023, updating classic social rules in several areas. Here, Radio Matt & Mo go through the "Friends & Lovers" section and the "Strangers & Others" section to see if they agree with them or have a better idea.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish and the Value of Life
Kathryn Fisher shows us the value of our one life through the lens of the latest from the extended Shrek universe.
Healing from Shame with Bonds in Obi-Wan Kenobi – Episode 6
Steven Dobek writes how episode 6 of Obi-Wan Kenobi shows us how pursuing and fostering relationships are keys to recovering from our shame.
Free Play 146 | Review Bombed
Community Content Producer Andy - aka Prodigas - asked us our thoughts on review bombing, why people feel the need to score games 0 out of 10 that haven’t even been released or give 0 or 1 scores to balance out the ratings of popular games with high ratings. Horizon Forbidden West is one such game that got hammered by negative reviews before it was even out yet. What about the idea that art is subjective? And can you share your experience with something in a review in a constructive way, even if it wasn’t necessarily a good experience? That’s what we want to talk about this week on the Free Play podcast.
Free Play 145 | Games That Teach Us Things
Community Content Producer Kyle Matthews sent us Overisles is a tabletop RPG currently on Kickstarter to teach sign language and promote deaf awareness. The game is developed by Hatchlings Games along with the deaf community and a high school D&D team. We dig into the details about Overisles and other games that can teach valuable skills this week on the Free Play podcast.
Free Play 144 | Non-Gaming Partners
Hold onto your butts beacuse this week Free Play is teaming up with Moviga to bring you a cross-promotional, 2-part episode LIVE from TantrumCon 2022.
Back Row 379 – 381 | Pixar’s Luca & How Disney Duos Transform Our Relationships
Radio Matt & Mo review Disney/PIXAR’s “Luca” and its controversies, and then examines Disney Duos of all kinds that inspired us or set us up for failure!
Church Nerds 45 – 46 | GIFY Gospel (& Nostalgia and Tradition)
Bubba & Anna discuss the History of Memes, GIFs, and LTN's stance on over-posting "Jesus memes"
Church Nerds 38 | Connectivity Issues
Bubba & Anna discuss how our personality differences affect our gaming habits and then open the idea up wider to how they effect our spiritual lives and the spiritual gifts we've been given.
How Playing D&D Can Make Us Better Christians
This is part three of our series called “Chaotic Good: A Christian Guide to Dungeons, Dragons, and Tabletop RPGs.” Jaclyn Parrish examines the mechanics and ethos of D&D and other tabletop RPGs, providing a rationale for why and how Christians can enjoy RPGs as not only a morally neutral, but actively redemptive pastime. Part one […]